GeoRabble Perth #21 | The Return

We’re back!

After a bit* of a hiatus, Perth GeoRabble is back in action and ready to ‘rabble! And just in time for the end of year festivities too 😉

Join us on the 28th of November as we have an exciting starting line up of speakers including:

  • Ross Lewin – Can Artificial Intelligence find the Ants? Work being done to trial hyperspectral imagery and Machine Learning/AI in the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RFIA) in Brisbane for the Queensland Government.
  • Ikrom Nishanbaev – Exploring Australian Cultural Heritage Sites with the Geospatial Semantic Web

With more to be announced very soon!

Logistical details:

  • 28th November 2018
  • Doors open 5:30pm
  • Presentations from 6:00pm
  • Universal Bar, 221 William St, Northbridge
  • A handful speakers, 10 minutes each, a room full of ‘rabblers, and the usual rules
  • Attendance is free, but for catering purposes please help our hosts by registering here

Follow @georabble on twitter or use the hashtag #georabbleper to join the conversation.

We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity! Please contact us if you’d like to be a part of sponsoring a future event or get involved in helping organise an event.

This event brought to you by the Perth GeoRabble team and sponsored our friends @ Hexagon Geospatial

Hexagon Geospatial

*might maybe be a tad of an understatement

GeoRabble Perth #20 – The Debate Edition – GIS Day: Wednesday 15th November 2017

The Perth crew changed things up for GIS Day 2017 with GeoRabble Perth #20 – The Debate Edition.

The surprise for this one was that it was ‘everyone in’ – with full Rabble participation. After a few limbering ales to celebrate the Aussie win over Honduras in the World Cup Qualifier – MC Carly split us into a couple of teams to find out if:

Big Brother is really here?

Open Source beats Proprietary?

And Cloud trumps On-Premises?

It turns out we must have really enjoyed those drinks because we decided Big Brother still isn’t here yet, Proprietary really does beat Open Source, and On-Premises trumps Cloud!

Actually, it was all down to the quality of our teams and debate leaders of course. There were eloquent speeches that would have made Obama proud. Taking a lead from the world game – there were a few ‘own goals’ when we forgot which side we were on – especially when our MC had us switch sides at the last minute for the second debate. And there was, well, the Rabble.

A special thanks go out to MC Carly for keeping things (relatively) civil, special guest Rabbler – the Dark Spatial Lord – for being our resident disruptor, and to our Perth GeoRabble for getting into this one (and not running screaming from the bar).

A big thanks also goes to our sponsor of the night – NGIS – thank you for your support!

Maybe we’ll give this format another run sometime. Let us know if you’ve got a question you’d like the wisdom of GeoRabble to answer via perth@georabble.org or #georabbleper.

And stay tuned for news about our 21st GeoRabble Perth – coming early 2018.

In the meantime, if you’d like to get involved in GeoRabble organising, or would like to speak or sponsor, drop us a line through perth@georabble.org , or through twitter @georabble or #georabbleper.

GeoRabble Perth #19 – Student Edition – It’s A Wrap!

Suzy Urbaniak set the scene for the night with her infectious enthusiasm for science and education! Suzy shared her hands-on approach with real world and field based learning. She introduced her Centre of Resources Excellence Program, designed with STEAM front of mind – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

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Next up was repeat speaker Dhan Prabhu, who introduced us to “get into resources”, a unique 3 day event in WA which showcases the resources industry to secondary school students.  Small groups of students get to participate in hands-on interactive activities as presented by volunteer industry professionals from a wide range of resource related disciplines.

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Get Into Resources
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Mark Williams spoke on his experiences with Participatory Mapping from Central Australia to Cambodia, in helping local inhabitants transcribe their expert knowledge of local environments in a geographical framework. Mark shared results of his masters study aimed at using community based adaptation and participatory mapping to explore how communities living in flood-prone river basins in Cambodia perceive and adapt to changes in flood regimes under the influence of climate change and other risk factors.

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Participatory GIS and community based adaptation to climate change and other hazards – Mark Williams, M.Env,Sc (GIS and Environmental Management specialisation UWA)

Next up were Tristan Reed and Jeremy Siao Him Fa, sharing their GeoApp Development in the remote Ngalangangpum School in Warmun, 200km south of Kununurra. As part of the “Two-way Learning” model, combination of traditional indigenous methods and new economy skills, Tristan and Jeremy helped teach the students how to build a basic iPad app that functioned as a geo-diary, allowing students to catalog their excursions as well as important places around the town.

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And our very own Darren Mottolini finished up with some guidance in mentoring – helping others think outside the box by sharing our geo experience and perspective on the world. Getting to the root of problems, identifying gaps and co-designing for unique solutions.

Thanks again to Damian Shepherd for MCing on the night and to our friends at Spookfish for sponsoring the Student Edition!

If you would like to help grow our Geocommunity, with brain expanding ideas or sustenance at upcoming events, please share with us at perth@georabble.org. We can’t hold these events without you!

Stay tuned via #georabbleper for news about our next event coming up soon.

Georabble Melbourne #10 | 23 Nov

GeoRabble returns to Melbourne on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at the Imperial Hotel, 2 Bourke St, Melbourne (Corner Bourke & Spring Sts). Networking drinks start 5:30pm. Presentations commence: 6:00pm followed by more networking.

Grab yourself a free ticket and enjoy the night with friends sharing geospatial ideas, free of sales pitches and hidden agendas!  Each presentation is light, relevant to geo-something and only 10minutes long.

Speakers:

Melinda Clarke – Putting Melbourne on the Map – Experiences of illustrated map making from the first edition of the Melbourne Map, published 1990, and the second, due early next year.
Anton Thomas – Drawing a continent by hand – a search for harmony between the creative freedoms of art and the geographic truth of cartography
Alex Webster – Unlocking 3D opportunities – Cost effective ways to access VR and develop an organisation awareness.
Tom Hollands – Data obfuscation in China – The art of confusing travellers and keeping data private.
Verity Miles – How is Dwelling density shaping our city?  – A look at Melbourne’s dwelling density from a number of different angles.
Adam Mattinson (@mappinson) Mapping alternate universes and geofictionalised versions of Melbourne.

Rescheduled for a future event:

Simon O’Keefe – Government web services – A look into WMS/WFS (Web Mapping Services / Web Feature Services)

 

More speakers to follow…

If you have a great geo-spatial idea that you would like to share with a group of like minded people, we want you! Contact the GeoRabble committee asap to express your interesting topic in 20words or less, or email your idea to melbourne@georabble.org

A very special thanks to our Sponsor Spatial Vision without whom we couldn’t run this event and provide food to everyone …

Spatial Vision

Tonight’s Final Speakers Announced! | GeoRabble Perth #19 | Students of Geo

Georabble – Student Edition – Thursday 7th September 2017 

Speakers:

  • Suzy Urbaniak: Geoscience, Education and STEM – What’s happening and where is it going…
  • Tristan Reed & Jeremy Siao Him Fa: Geo-app development in Remote Schools
  • Mark Williams: Participatory Mapping, Central Australia to Cambodia
  • Darren Mottolini: The Assumptions of Mentoring
  • Dhan Prabhu: “Getting into Resources” – Resource Careers Experience for High-School Students

What ignited your passion for all things geo?

We’re inviting newbies to the Perth geo-scene to share their stories about what got them on path to geo-enlightenment. Join the friendly Perth Rabble to share your passion for geo.

And for old hat Rabbers – tap a local geo-newby you know to come along and join the crew.

Doors open 5:30pm, Presentations from 6:00 pm
Universal Bar, 221 William St, Northbridge
A handful speakers, 10 minutes each, a room full of ‘rabblers, and the usual rules
Attendance is free, but for catering purposes please help our hosts by registering here

Follow @georabble on twitter or use the hashtag #georabbleper to join the conversation.

We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity! Please contact us if you’d like to be a part of sponsoring a future event or get involved in helping organise an event.

This event brought to you by the Perth GeoRabble team and sponsored our friends @ Spookfish.

Speakers Announced! | GeoRabble Perth #19 | Students of Geo

Georabble – Student Edition – Thursday 7th September 2017

 

Speakers:

  • Suzy Urbaniak: Geoscience, Education and STEM – What’s happening and where is it going…
  • Tristan Reed & Jeremy Siao Him Fa: Geo-app development in Remote Schools
  • Mark Williams: Participatory Mapping, Central Australia to Cambodia

More to be announced soon!

What ignited your passion for all things geo?

We’re inviting newbies to the Perth geo-scene to share their stories about what got them on path to geo-enlightenment. Join the friendly Perth Rabble to share your passion for geo.

And for old hat Rabbers – tap a local geo-newby you know to come along and join the crew.

Doors open 5:30pm, Presentations from 6:00 pm
Universal Bar, 221 William St, Northbridge
A handful speakers, 10 minutes each, a room full of ‘rabblers, and the usual rules
Attendance is free, but for catering purposes please help our hosts by registering here

Follow @georabble on twitter or use the hashtag #georabbleper to join the conversation.

We can’t hold these events without the help of the greater Geocommunity! Please contact us if you’d like to be a part of sponsoring a future event or get involved in helping organise an event.

This event brought to you by the Perth GeoRabble team and sponsored our friends @ Spookfish.

Speakers Announcement for GeoRabble Sydney

Bring your brain in curious mode, and gather together with your fellow GeoRablers  from all parts of the community this Thursday for some good times, brain food and friends.

This week we have a couple of new presenters and some familiar ones as well, followed by a panel session where you control the action just like a day at Jamberoo.

Joshua Soo – Stepping into the Future with Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a creative and human-centered problem solving methodology that is fast becoming the way start-ups and established organisations innovate and tackle challenges.

Maryse Fantin – Global Trends and what it means for future tech

Technology reflects ourselves: our needs and wants; our mindset and culture. Based on the NIC Global Trends, this is a summary with my view on what’s to come.

Luke Metcalfe – Does a Data Scientist Belong on your Geo Team? 

What Data Scientists do, pitfalls of working with them and how they can help in the geospatial world.

Francisco Urbina – VR, AR and MR and the Location Community

VR, AR and MR, what is the difference? Why should we care? We take a look at the trends and hopefully inspire you to grasp the potential.

Panel Session moderated by Elise Mckenna.

Our MC for the evening will see the welcome return of Tim Leigh

Thanks to all our volunteer speakers who give up their time and knowledge for the benefit of the community and hope you also appreciate the great line up of topics and speakers for this week’s GeoRabble, so hurry up and get your tickets.

Tickets are now available for GeoRabble Sydney!

It’s time to get your rabble on via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/georabble-sydney-tickets-36433965973

Don’t forget if you have a talk you’d love to present on your own personal GeoAdventure let us know by sending in your talk idea to sydney@georabble.org

We looking for a story that can fit in a 10 min presentation, no sales pitches and if you have a future tech idea for Geo that would be awesome as well.

Details of the event:

Attendance is free, as always. Please get in touch if you’re interested in sponsoring our community-run event.

Sydney GeoRabble Call for Speakers

The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.

William Gibson

On Thursday August the 10th at the Occidental hotel we are going to distribute the future to our community

Think blockchain is going to underpin spatial transactions or that AR is the new UI for mapping? Sick of hearing that an emerging trend will revolutionise the way we work when it already has?

Then we want to hear your vision for our community.

You don’t have to be an expert, you just need to be excited about the impacts of new patterns and trends in tech, on all things geo and inspire others to learn and embrace new ideas.

Send through you speaker ideas with a short description to sydney@georabble.org

Remember the rules for presentations and save the date as we share ideas to build and grow the GeoRabble community.

Announcing & Call for Speakers: GeoRabble @ Locate17/ISDE, Sydney April 4th

locate-logoThe next GeoRabble Sydney will be on April 4th, in collaboration with the Locate17/ISDE 
Conference
.

In a number of GeoRabble firsts, there will be:

  • A conference exhibition ‘treasure hunt’, with great prizes;
  • A ‘Hard Chat‘ session, in which geo-CEO’s answer awkward questions; and
  • Following the success of last November’s Women in GeoRabble, we will use a ‘blind submission’ process to select the talks, so we can get speakers from all walks of life!

isde-logoWe are indeed looking for speakers, so if you have an idea for a 10-minute talk (in line with the GeoRabble rules), please send a title and short description to sydney@georabble.org.

Details of the event:

Before 4PM, the Rabble will also have free entry to the exhibition area during the ‘Market Day’. You can visit the exhibitors, and hunt for treasure!

Let us know if you have an idea for a talk!

Attendance is free (thanks to our sponsors: Permuto and Mercury Project Solutions) as always, but we do need you to register here, or here.

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Mercury-web

Sponsored by Permuto and Mercury Project Solutions

See you on the 4th of April!